“Tone” has been the magic word for the DC Universe since the release of Batman v Superman. Would future films get the right tone, giving audiences a sufficiently fun, superhero feeling to go along with the universe’s decidedly dark vision? Well, at CinemaCon 2017, that answer, maybe for the first time, was “Yes.”
It’s been 20 years since the last Mortal Kombat film, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, got an exceedingly tepid reception at the box office. But the video game is still incredibly popular, and the next film has big name James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7, Aquaman) on board to produce. Now we know who’s directing.
A “swashbuckling action-adventure”—that’s how director James Wan just described his upcoming Aquaman stand-alone movie. Which raises a lot of questions. What will he be adventuring for? Will he fight pirates? Will I get to see Jason Momoa swinging around a ship with a cutlass between his teeth? Because if I don’t I’m…
It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the MacGyver reboot. We already saw one trailer back in May, which has since been scrapped along with the original pilot. James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring)—a show producer who originally planned to helm the pilot, then stepped away—was hastily brought back for damage control.
Getting the MacGyver reboot off the ground hasn’t been without its challenges—just last month, James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7) was tasked with reshooting the entire first episode. The new new MacGyver is apparently off and running, however, and the show’s Comic-Con panel was all high-energy good vibes.
The Conjuring was a huge hit, and it spawned spin-off Annabelle, which was also a huge hit. The Conjuring 2 has kept up the box-office streak, so naturally it’s getting a spin-off flick, too. But instead of being about a haunted object that was peripheral to the main plot, it’ll be about the film’s big antagonist: The…
Not only is James Wan one of the most in-demand directors in Hollywood, he’s a comic book writer, too. Kind of. Wan co-created the comic Malignant Man, which Fox owns the movie rights to, and now a director is attached to the project... you know, besides James Wan.
The Conjuring 2 is about as ambitious as mainstream horror film get. In addition to the traditional scares, it touches on an iconic case like Amityville, has several characters going through trials both related, and not, to the central demon, plus there’s media coverage of the events, themes of family and lots more.
The Conjuring 2 owes a lot to its predecessor. Both Conjuring movies have nearly identical frameworks. This time, though, all of the events are presented on a much larger scale, and the film overall is way more ambitious. There’s a lot crammed into 134 minutes; not everything works. But is it scary? Hell yes it is.
Battling an evil force seems easier than making a horror movie. In horror, the audience goes in expecting to be frightened so, at every moment, they’re trying to stay ahead of the filmmaker. Plus, they’ve seen hundreds of horror movies beforehand. Keeping things fresh seems impossible. Unless you’re one of the best.
When your latest film makes $1.5 billion and your $20 million movie before that grosses $320 million, Hollywood is your oyster. That’s the place director James Wan found himself in recently when deciding on his next film. In fact, Warner Bros. was so excited for him to direct a DC film, they gave him his choice.
Director James Wan is about to transition from finishing one movie (The Conjuring 2) to starting another (Aquaman). That means he’s making some big decisions about the film right now and, in a new interview, he dropped a huge tease.
One of the most successful new supernatural horror franchises in recent memory is getting a fourth film. Universal Pictures just announced that Insidious: Chapter 4 is coming in October 2017 with a new director but a familiar star.
Just a day after The Flash lost its director over creative differences, it looks like the DC Cinematic Universe could be losing another director for the same reason: James Wan, who is slated to direct Aquaman.
It’s something we’ve all experienced. A jolt of terror when you turn out the lights. Well filmmaker David F. Sandberg has taken his popular short film with that concept and, with the help of producer James Wan, made it into what looks like a terrifying feature. Here’s the trailer for Lights Out.
Watery footprints are scattered around the floor of the humid soundstage. Men in creepy makeup pop out from behind doors. A dark, murky underground basement has been flooded by God knows what and just then, all the lights go out. Yup, it’s about to get real Conjuring up in this bitch.
After director James Wan left the horror genre for Furious 7, many fans thought he’d never be back. Quite the contrary! His very next film is The Conjuring 2, and the first trailer shows that the Saw and Insidious helmer hasn’t lost a single step. It’s scary as all hell.
Another old television show is being dusted off and given a new life: CBS announced that they’re rebooting MacGyver with Furious 7 director James Wan slated to direct the pilot. Color us interested.
The greatest love story of the 20th Century is getting a live-action movie adaptation, and now it almost has a director form the Furious 7 and Insidious director James Wan.
We're pretty sick of supernatural medical dramas, but the new show that NBC just gave a green light sounds pretty different. In Maidenhead, a scientist goes to a Connecticut suburb to examine a teen girl, only to find that demonic influence is an epidemic spreading like wildfire.